dei

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See also: Dei, déi, dèi, deî, dēi, děi, de'i, and dei-

Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei

  1. call (clarification of this definition is needed)

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei f (plural deis)

  1. dey

Edopi[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei

  1. cassowary

External sources[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

dei

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of dar

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei

  1. plural of deo

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived from di (of, possession preposition) + i (the, definite masculine plural article)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdei/, [ˈd̪ei̯]
  • Hyphenation: déi

Contraction[edit]

dei

  1. of the, from the (+ a masculine noun in plural not starting with a vowel, gn, pn, ps, s+consonant, x, y, nor z).

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛi/, [ˈd̪ɛi̯]
  • Hyphenation: dèi

Noun[edit]

dei m pl (archaic dii)

  1. plural of dio
Usage notes[edit]

The form of the definite article used with this word is gli.

Gli dei sono scontenti.The gods are displeased.

Etymology 3[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

dei

  1. (archaic) second-person singular present of dovere
    Synonym: devi

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of でい

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

deī

  1. nominative plural of deus
  2. genitive singular of deus
  3. vocative plural of deus

Verb[edit]

deī

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of deeō

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛɪ̯/, /ˈdaɪ̯/

Article[edit]

dei

  1. Alternative form of de

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of děi.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei

  1. Alternative form of day

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dei

  1. Alternative form of þei

References[edit]


Navajo[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dei

  1. up, upward

Related terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þeir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dei

  1. the (plural form of den and det, usually used in front of adjectives modifying plural nouns)

Pronoun[edit]

dei (genitive deira)

  1. they
    Veit du kvar dei er?
    Do you know where they are?
  2. those
    Dei der borte?
    Those over there?

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

dei m (oblique plural deis, nominative singular deis, nominative plural dei)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of doit (finger)
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 164 (of the Champion Classiques edition, →ISBN, line 1980:
      Un anel d'or trait de sun dei
      she removed a gold ring from her finger

Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn).

Noun[edit]

dei m

  1. day

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • North Frisian: däi
    Föhr-Amrum: dai
  • Saterland Frisian: Dai
  • West Frisian: dei

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German dein, English thy.

Adjective[edit]

dei

  1. (possessive) your

Inflection[edit]

masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative
and
accusative
dei dei dei dei
dative deim deinre deim deine

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

dei

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of dar

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dee (more common)

Verb[edit]

dei (third-person singular present deis, present participle deiin, past deid, past participle deed)

  1. (South Scots) to die

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dei

  1. (colloquial) second-person singular future of dod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dei ddei nei unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Noun[edit]

dei

  1. Soft mutation of tei.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tei dei nhei thei
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn).

Noun[edit]

dei c (plural dagen)

  1. day
  2. date